A Linux-based system contains many commands. Each installed application is, in fact, a command. This appendix will give an overview of the most basic commands that should, in theory, be available in every basic Linux installation. Most of these commands will be used throughout this book, some of which are considered as the bare basics. This appendix is by no means an authoritative reference, but it should get you well on your way.
Linux features an interesting command called
man. It is special because, if installed, it opens a manual page about any command. Try it by requesting the manual page of
man, as follows:
packt@PacktPublishing:~$ man man
man with the
man parameter ...